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Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs 12/19/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Antonio Spurs (9-20) vs. Houston Rockets (9-20)
December 19, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets -4; Over/Under: +231
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The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The San Antonio Spurs have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Houston Rockets have split their last 8 games. 

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 109.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 50.8 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 19.8 points and 4 assists. Jakob Poeltl is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.

The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Rockets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The under is 11-3 in Spurs last 14 Monday games. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The Spurs are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The Houston Rockets have been a lot more competitive as of late, and they’re a young, athletic, talented team that’s capable of beating up on lesser teams. The San Antonio Spurs are one of those clubs, as they lose on the year by an average of 10.2 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 11.3 points. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk with the Rockets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Houston Rockets -4

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